Monday, July 31, 2006

Wisdom Chapter 10:12-15



She preserved him from foes, and secured him against ambush, And she gave him the prize for his stern struggle that he might know that devotion to God is mightier than all else. She did not abandon the just man when he was sold, but delivered him from sin. She went down with him into the dungeon, and did not desert him in his bonds, Until she brought him the scepter of royalty and authority over his oppressors, Showed those who had defamed him false, and gave him eternal glory. The holy people and blameless race--it was she who delivered them from the nation that oppressed them.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Virtue of Patience-A Prayer



Patience is a virtue of the Lord:

He awaits the return of His children.

Forgive my trespasses Oh Lord Jesus,

For many times have I tested You.

I deserved the wrath of Your hand,

But You saw greater things for me:

Your patience has been enormous!

Grant me a droplet of such endurance,

That I may abolish my impious impatience,

Refraining from using unpleasant words,

And always reflecting Your serenity.

Great is the Lord Jesus in His ways!

Peace of Christ to ALL

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Feast of Saint James the Greater, Apostle


July 25

JAMES, by birth a Galilean, a son of Zebedee and Salome, was brother to Saint John the apostle, with whom he was called by Jesus to follow Him. He was present at the transfiguration on Mount Thabor, at the raising of the daughter of Jairus from the dead, and other like miracles, and at the bloody sweat in the Garden. After the sending of the Holy Ghost he preached the doctrines of Jesus in Judea, Samaria, and in Jerusalem, where Herod caused him to be beheaded in the year 44. His body was brought to Compostella, in Spain, where it is venerated by vast numbers of the faithful, who make pilgrimages to his grave. Saint James was the first of the apostles who shed his blood for Christ.

The Introit of the Mass is as follows:

"To me Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable; their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Lord, Thou hast proved me and known me: Thou hast known my sitting down and my rising up."

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Prayer

Be Thou, O Lord, the sanctifier and guardian of Thy people, that, defended by the protection of Thy apostle James, they may please Thee by their conduct, and serve Thee with secure minds. Through our Lord, etc.

Epistle: I Corinthians 4:9-15

Brethren: I think that God hath set forth us apostles the last, as it were men appointed to death; we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we without honor. Even unto this hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have, no fixed abode, and we labor working with our own hands; we are reviled, and we bless; we are persecuted, and we suffer it. We are blasphemed, and we entreat; we are made as the refuse of this world, the off-scouring of all even until now. I write not these things to confound you, but I admonish you as my dearest children; for if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus by the Gospel I have begotten you.

Gospel: Matthew 20:20-23

At that time: There came to Jesus the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, adoring and asking; something of Him. Who said to her: What wilt thou? She saith to Him: Say that these my two sons may sit, the one on Thy right hand, and the other on Thy left, in Thy kingdom. But Jesus answering, said: You know not what you ask. Can you drink the chalice, that I shall drink? They say to Him: We can. He saith to them: My chalice indeed you shall drink; but to sit on My right or left hand is not Mine to give to you but to them for whom it is prepared by My Father.

Explanation

From this gospel we learn that if we wi&h to become partakers with Christ of the kingdom of heaven we must drink with Him of the chalice of pain and suffering.

Prayer to Saint James

O heroic apostle, who first of all didst, after the example of Jesus, drink of the chalice of suffering, but now, in the kingdom of His Father, livest upon the holy mountain of Sion, obtain for me, I beseech thee, from Jesus the grace not to shrink from the chalice of suffering and tribulation, but patiently to accept whatever the hand of God may present to me, whether agreeable or disagreeable, and thereby to become worthy one day to be inebriated with the streams of heavenly joy.

--Goffine's Devout Instructions








Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sirach Chapter 1:19-24



One cannot justify unjust anger; anger plunges a man to his downfall. A patient man need stand firm but for a time, and then contentment comes back to him. For a while he holds back his words, then the lips of many herald his wisdom. Among wisdom's treasures is the paragon of prudence; but fear of the LORD is an abomination to the sinner. If you desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the LORD will bestow her upon you; For fear of the LORD is wisdom and culture; loyal humility is his delight.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Monday, July 17, 2006

GAELIC PEACE PRAYER



Peace between neighbours,

Peace between kindred,

Peace between lovers...

Peace between person and person,

Peace between wife and husband,

Peace between woman and children,

The peace of Christ above all peace.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Prayer for Souls In Purgatory-Saturday



O Lord God Almighty,

I beseech Thee by the Precious Blood which gushed forth

from they side of Thy Divine Son Jesus,

in the sight and to the extreme pain of His most holy Mother,

deliver the souls in purgatory,

and especially that one which was the most devoted to her;

that it may soon attain unto Thy glory,

there to praise Thee, world without end.

Amen.

Our Father… Hail Mary…

Eternal rest give unto them,

O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Friday, July 14, 2006

Prayer for Souls In Purgatory-Friday



O Lord God Almighty,

I pray Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus

shed on this day upon the wood of the Cross,

especially from His most sacred hands and feet,

deliver the souls in Purgatory,

and in particular that soul for which

I am most bound to pray; that no neglect of mine

may hinder it from praising Thee in Thy glory and blessing Thee forever.

Amen.

Our Father… Hail Mary…

Eternal rest give unto them,

O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Prayers for Souls In Purgatory-Thursday



O Lord God Almighty,

I pray Thee, by the Precious Body and Blood of They Divine Son,

which He gave with His own hands upon the eve of His Passion

to His beloved Apostles, and which He left to His whole Church

to be a perpetual sacrifice, deliver the souls in Purgatory,

and especially that one which was most devoted

to this mystery of infinite love,

that it may ever praise Thee for Thy love, in eternal glory.

Amen.

Our Father… Hail Mary…

Eternal rest give unto them,

O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Prayer For Souls In Purgatory-Wednesday



O Lord God Almighty,

I pray Thee by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus

shed in the streets of Jerusalem,

when He carried the Cross upon His sacred shoulders,

deliver the souls in Purgatory,

and especially that soul which is richest in merits

before Thee; so that it may magnify Thee

and bless Thee forever.

Amen.

Our Father… Hail Mary…

Eternal rest give unto them,

O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Prayer for Souls In Purgatory-Tuesday



O Lord God Almighty,

I pray Thee by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus

shed in His bitter crowning with thorns,

deliver the souls in Purgatory,

and in particular that one amongst them all which

would be the last to depart out of those pains,

that it may come to praise Thee in Thy glory

and bless Thee forever.

Amen.

Our Father… Hail Mary…

Eternal rest give unto them,

O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Monday, July 10, 2006

Prayer for Souls In Purgatory-Monday



O Lord God Almighty, I pray Thee

by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus

shed in His cruel scourging, deliver the souls in Purgatory,

and especially that soul amongst them all,

which is nearest to its entrance into Thy glory;

so it may forthwith begin to praise and bless Thee forever.

Amen.

Our Father… Hail Mary…

Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Prayers for Souls In Purgatory-Sunday



O Lord God Almighty, I pray Thee,

by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus

shed in the garden, deliver the souls in Purgatory and

especially that soul amongst them all which is most destitute

of spiritual aid; and vouchsafe to bring it to Thy glory,

there to praise and bless Thee forever.
Amen.

Our Father… Hail Mary…

Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Friday, July 07, 2006

PRAYER FOR HEALING-For Rds



Jesus, Master Physician of all times,

Your Divinity did not require a Ph.D.

Eagerly, You resurrected the dead,

Restoring the health of the sick.

Be it physical or spiritual torment,

None were a great obstacle to You:

For Your loving power is omnipotent.

I ask for Your abounding healing love;

Maintain my body and soul vigorous

So I may fulfill my daily functions.

The world will be conquered by You,

All afflictions will be dissipated!
Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Book of Wisdom-Chapter 6:2-12



Hearken, you who are in power over the multitude and lord it over throngs of peoples! Because authority was given you by the LORD and sovereignty by the Most High, who shall probe your works and scrutinize your counsels! Because, though you were ministers of his kingdom, you judged not rightly, and did not keep the law, nor walk according to the will of God, Terribly and swiftly shall he come against you, because judgment is stern for the exalted- For the lowly may be pardoned out of mercy but the mighty shall be mightily put to the test. For the Lord of all shows no partiality, nor does he fear greatness, Because he himself made the great as well as the small, and he provides for all alike; but for those in power a rigorous scrutiny impends. To you, therefore, O princes, are my words addressed that you may learn wisdom and that you may not sin. For those who keep the holy precepts hallowed shall be found holy, and those learned in them will have ready a response. Desire therefore my words; long for them and you shall be instructed. Resplendent and unfading is Wisdom, and she is readily perceived by those who love her, and found by those who seek her.

Peace of Christ to ALL

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Prayer to Saint Francis of Assisi For Linda


Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, Saint Francis Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred,
let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy.


O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Thanks For Family & Friends



Blessed are You, loving Father,

For all your gifts to us.

Blessed are You for giving us family and friends

To be with us in times of joy and sorrow,

To help us in days of need,

And to rejoice with us in moments of celebration..

Father,

We praise You for Your Son Jesus,

Who knew the happiness of family and friends,

And in the love of Your Holy Spirit.

Blessed are you for ever and ever.

Amen.
Peace of Christ to ALL

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